Here’s the inevitable comparison of the top three super SUVs available today. However, we have to admit that this is not really an apple-to-apples fight. It may seem like it at first, but Purosangue lives a very different life, and not just in terms of price. Keep this in mind as we explore the world of very fast, very exclusive, and very expensive people movers.
And what a world that is. Who would have imagined even 10 years ago we would be talking about 190-mph SUVs from Aston Martin, Lamborghini, and Ferrari? In fact, that was the first point to be mooted, as Ferrari insisted the Purosangue was not an SUV. Such branding is not uncommon among automakers looking to promote more attractive vehicles, but Ferrari backs up that claim with the Purosangue which features a lower stance, has better weight distribution, and offers more power than the competition.
Speaking of competition, around $400,000 that too significantly more expensive than the upgraded versions of DBX and Urus, namely the DBX707 and Urus Performante. Those are the trim levels we compare the Purosangue to, which could itself evolve to offer upgraded versions in the future. So our disclaimer on this doesn’t really make for an even comparison, but like you, we’d love to know how it all stacks up now. So let’s do it.
Strength And Performance
This is what everyone wants to know, and Purosangue holds almost all aces. Emphasis is there almost, because the official 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of the Ferrari is just slightly behind the DBX707. Surprisingly, the Purosangue’s top speed was recorded at over 193 mph, the exact number that Aston Martin lists for its super SUV.
|Vehicle||Engine/Transmission||Horsepower||Torque||0-62 MPH||Top speed|
|Ferrari Purosangue||6.5L NA V12 / 8-spd dual clutch with automatic & manual mode||715 HP @ 7,750 RPM||528 lb-ft @ 6,250 RPM||3.3 Seconds||193+ MPH|
|Lamborghini Manages Performance||Twin-Turbo 4.0 liter V8 / 8-spd automatic||666 HP @ 6,000 RPM||627 lb-ft @ 2,250 RPM||3.3 Seconds||190 MPH|
|Aston Martin DBX707||Twin-Turbo 4.0 liter V8 / 9-spd wet clutch with automatic & manual modes||697 HP @ 6,000 RPM||663 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM||3.1 seconds||193 MPH|
Weight and Balance
Power is nothing if you can’t use it, and Ferrari wants to keep the Purosangue feeling like a supercar. We’ve driven the DBX707 and know firsthand that it’s an amazing machine that belies its size. Until we tried Urus Performante and Purosange, we didn’t know exactly how these stats would translate to real life. But with the lightest curb weight and rear-biased weight distribution, the Ferrari certainly caught our eye.
|Vehicle||Wheel (Inch)||Brakes (Inch)||Weight (Kerb)||Weight Distribution % (Front/Rear)|
|Ferrari Purosangue||22 front / 23 rear 255/35 – 315/30||15.6 Front / 15.0 Rear||4,482 lbs||49 / 51|
|Lamborghini Manages Performance||22 (23 optional) 285/40 – 325/35||17.3 Front / 14.5 Rear||4,740 lbs||no|
|Aston Martin DBX707
||22 (23 optional) 285/40 – 325/35||16.5 Front / 15.4 Rear||4,940 lbs||52/48|
Size And Space
So far, Purosangue has posted strong stats that support the performance. This is where the scales go the other way, as the easel and the lower weight advantage come at the cost of convenience. It’s probably better to think of the Purosangue as a four-door GTC4Lusso than something in the crossover segment, providing cargo space and off-road capability for on-road performance. That said, Ferrari does offer a Purosangue with downhill control for those times when you’re venturing off the beaten track.
|Vehicle||Wheelbase (inch)||Seat||Rear Cargo Room|
|Ferrari Purosangue||118.8||4||16.7 Cubic Feet|
|Lamborghini Manages Performance||118.3||4 or 5||20.3 Cubic Feet|
|Aston Martin DBX707||120.5||5||22.5 Cubic Feet|
We’re not suggesting that $232,000 is cheap, but that’s the starting point for the Aston Martin DBX707 and it’s almost half the cost of a Ferrari.
|Lamborghini Manages Performance||$260,676|
|Aston Martin DBX7-7||$232,000|
With an estimated starting price of $400,000, the Purosangue is even more expensive than the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, a vehicle that is not particularly thought of as a competitor to Ferrari. That’s why it’s hard to classify this new Ferrari, but time will tell if buyers respond to something that appears to be in a category of its own.